In the founding of America, some suggest the idea that “all men are created equal” was a lie, written by hypocrites in a time of slavery. When the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project was first published, it’s introduction stated that it “aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding.” How should we understand America’s founding and its promise that “all men are created equal”? Today, we sit down with Dr. Matthew Spalding, a professor of constitutional government and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College. He was the executive director of the 1776 Commission, created by executive order by former President Trump, which published a report defending America’s founding aspirations.
There is a change that is coming to our civilization that is meant to set everything in our nation to zero. Our culture, traditions, government and systems will be transitioned into intersectional systems based on the trinity of the woke movement: diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Great Reset is upon us.
“If you’ve lived in Communist China, if you’ve lived in a repressive society, where only permitted, allowed thoughts are tolerated, then you see this for what it is. Whether the mechanism to get there is the same or different, you see the outcome,” says Heather Higgins.
2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (KJV)
Whenever difficult times come to America, many Christians cite 2 Chronicles 7:14 to prove that America has special covenant status with God and that her well being depends on the repentance of Christians. In this special episode of Critic al Issues Commentary Radio we address this claim and show how the passage applies to national Israel in the Old Testament who did have a covenant with God. Christians under the New Covenant do not have a particular “land” promised to them by God. We cite material from the Puritans that is often used to prove that America has a covenant with God. However, when God enters into a covenant with man, he initiates the covenant. We question the validity of humans binding God to a covenant by their own initiative. The claim that 2 Chronicles 7:14 applies to America can rightly be called “our national myth.” We should pray for our nation and her leaders as all Christians in all lands should do for theirs. But as a country we have no special covenant status and it is erroneous to blame Christians for whatever is wrong with America.